Economic Development

New Mexicans calling for rent control as living costs surge

45 Views  Â “People are price gouged out of their homes. Often onto the street if they don’t have other options,” said Desaulniers. Rent prices are surging in New Mexico. Ana Lee Desaulniers is the organizer of the People’s Housing Project. Desaulniers said, “this whole argument around, ‘we just need more

Inspections of chile imports heat up at New Mexico border

46 Views  Â ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s green chile season is in full swing as the aroma of fresh roasted peppers permeates the air. But growers in Mexico are just as busy and that’s causing a crunch at the international border. Agricultural specialists with U.S. Customs and Border Protection

What’s the outlook for the New Mexico chile industry?

51 Views  Â NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Chile is woven into the fabric of New Mexico’s history and culture. But is the industry on the cusp of a massive shift? There is concern amongst some farmers over the chile industry’s ability to survive in the coming years.

New Mexico cannabis sales bring in $40 million in August

54 Views  Â SANTA FE, N.M. — Cannabis sales in New Mexico topped $40 million in August. The state’s Cannabis Control Division said the highest sales numbers came from the state’s highest population centers and areas near the state’s border.

Sandia Peak Ski Area to remain closed for second year

60 Views  Â ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia Peak Ski Area officials recently announced they will be closed this winter, for the second year in a row. The lack of snow on the mountain for the past five years has created a snowball effect. For the first time in at least the

How much are Lujan Grisham and Ronchetti spending on ads?

48 Views  Â ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) — With about two months to go before the state’s general election, the race for the governor’s office is heating up. The latest numbers show that Mark Ronchetti and Michelle Lujan Grisham have spent a combined total of more than $6 million — but what are

Legal cannabis lowers Big Pharma’s stock market value

56 Views  Â UNM researcher studies cannabis’ economic impact With recreational and medicinal cannabis now becoming legal in many states, the newly formed legal cannabis industry is showing an effect on many pharmaceutical firms’ stock market value.

New Mexico now ranked in top 12 best states to work

69 Views  Â The state moved up slightly thanks to sick leave law ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico just moved up the ranks in the realm of the work environment, according to a new analysis. The non-profit Oxfam America recently ranked the Land of Enchantment as the #12 best state to